Evidence mounts in missing woman case

The prosecutor confirmed on Saturday that blood belonging to 29-year-old Carolin Stenvall has been found in a car owned by the 50-year-old man held on suspicion of her murder.

Evidence mounts in missing woman case

Police held a press conference in Gällivare at midday Saturday and confirmed that while the 50-year-old has not been charged, evidence is mounting against him.

“We have found traces of human blood in the car. After we got a match on the blood found in the man’s car, the grade of suspicion against the man has been increased to the highest level,” said prosecutor Ulrika Schönbeck.

Police on Saturday were continuing the search for Carolin Stenvall’s body.

Stenvall disappeared in Norrbotten in northern Sweden on September 12th as she was travelling to Kiruna for an interview. Her car was found abandoned near a stone bridge on the E10 motorway southeast of Gällivare the next day.

Over 20 local police officers and 14 dogs have been deployed in the search for Stenvall with assistance from the National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID).

By midday Saturday police had still not found any trace of Stenvall’s body.

Schönbeck said at the press conference that police remain uncertain as to the cause of death.

Schönbeck also revealed that Stenvall’s blood had also been found both on a car mat found on the roadside south of Gällivare, and in a summer house owned by the suspect.

The 50-year-old man continues to deny all charges levelled against him.

Several interviews have been conducted with the man since his arrest on Thursday night but he denies any involvement in Carolin Stenvall’s disappearance.


Polish woman missing from Stockholm home

Police are searching for 37 year-old Agnieszka Mardyla, who went missing from her Stockholm home on April 20.

Polish woman missing from Stockholm home

Mardyla, originally from Krakow in Poland, has lived in Stockholm for more than twelve years.

On April 20, she was getting ready to fly home to Poland for a visit.

“She checked the flight numbers with her flatmate, and then left the house around 6pm,” her sister Barbara Mardyla told The Local.

Agnieszka Mardyla continued to text with her flatmate for another couple of hours on Friday evening.

“Since then, no one has heard from her,” her sister said.

Both Polish and Swedish police have been informed of her disappearance, but remain stumped as to what lies behind it.

Friends and family are also unsure what may have caused Mardyla to disappear.

“We’ve been trying to come up with reasons for it, but haven’t been able to. If I only knew why, this would feel easier,” Barbara Mardyla said.

“I’m so worried about her. I really hope she’s okay.”

Any readers with information relevant to the case are advised to call the Swedish police at 114 14.